Antarctic Adventure (Elm Class Assembly)

This afternoon Elm Class performed their class assembly. I was incredibly impressed with how well all of them stepped up to the challenge – speaking confidently and clearly and performing with enthusiasm. They all worked so hard on preparing for this, demonstrating excellent team work, creativity and determination. An Antarctic Adventure to be proud of! Thank you all so much for joining us this afternoon.

Mrs Wren

Smelly Science

This afternoon we planned and carried out our own Science experiment about how acid effects sea life. Firstly, we got into groups of three or four and planned our experiment before we started gathering  the equipment. Most of us measured out 60ml of clear vinegar and added a sea shell to the liquid. We used timers to observe what was happening at set intervals. It was very exciting because the sea shell started fizzing, shedding layers and gave off a strange smell. We have left them overnight to see what happens next…

by Teddie and Amelia

Special sporty day

In the morning, the year 4s went orienteer8 g. There were lots of different intriguing, mystery tasks. They were called: crack the code, sums, mapsmake the word and coding. They were all really fun and very tiring! At the end some teams were awarded medals. Teddie and Thomas won the KS2 competition.

This afternoon, we did even more sport with Dax our squash coach. We started to play mini games and next week we finish our final lesson with a tournament.

What an exhausting day!

by Minnie and Tiffany


Jubilant Judo

This afternoon,we had our first part of our grading for Judo.Firstly, we did knee wasa ( floor Judo ) everyone did really well. Secondly, we did tachewasa ( standing Judo ) and again everyone did really well.Mark ( our Judo teacher ) said we were amazing.

by Amelia and Annie


Antarctic adventures

This week we have discovered more about Shackleton’s Journey – finishing our book in whole class reading sessions. We have also completed our biographies about Robert Scott.

As well as this, on Tuesday afternoon we had a go at our own Edward Wilson inspired landscapes. We got inspiration from some of his artwork and will continue with these next week.

by Jonty

In science ,on Wednesday, we did an experiment using litmus paper to find out the effect of carbon dioxide on water. We learned about pH and found liquids can be acidic or alkaline. We discovered carbonated (sparkling) water is more acidic that tap (still) water.

We look forward to sharing lots more about Polar Explorers in our Class Assembly which is on Friday 9th February at 2.15pm in the school hall.


Coordination squash!

In the afternoon,we did amazing squash and we looked at the skill( coordination). Firstly, we play this fun game called same and opposite.In the same and opposite game if the person said the same you had to copy their action but if they said opposite you had to do the opposite of their action. Now we have learnt all of the skills, they were: agility, balance and today it was coordination. After that, we had to get into partners and one of the person had to count your hits and the other person had to hit the ball onto the net. We all love squash!

by Minnie and Josh R


Over the last couple of days we have started to write biographies about Robert Scott. We have written our introduction and first two paragraphs. The introduction explains who he was and why he was famous whereas the second paragraph details when he was born and about his childhood. It was fun but really made us think. We will continue these next week.

by Harry P and Fred



The timeline of Robert Falcon Scott

Today we all made timelines about Robert Scott and and how he made it to Antarctica. First, we looked at each other’s English homework books and we made a class timeline. Then, we made our own. We all started doing facts about when he was born and then we started to get into detail about his life. Tomorrow we will use these to plan our biographies.

by Devon

Science and gravity

This afternoon we discovered how to do a fantastic kohoot quiz to do with forces. We started to do some in groups and made notes on a piece of paper. To get the facts of the quiz we looked on BBC forces KS2 and used information from our last two science experiments. There are lots of facts. We found it very interesting. In a couple of weeks we will make our own quizzes. We are all excited…

by Freddie and Freya

Fantastic Thursday

This morning, we did a short burst of writing as an introduction for our new  English unit – biographies. After that, we swapped our English books with the person next to us. The other person would read/check the book and see what Grammar was in it. Here are couple:

After lunch, Elm Class practiced our judo in the hall with Mark. He taught us a new ‘newhaza’ move to turn someone over onto their  back. We also did a drill to do with balance which was great fun!

By Dougal and Teddie